Tag: Mike Auldridge

A Few of My Favorite Things

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But one of the most […]


RIP Mike Auldridge

| December 29, 2012 | 16 Comments

The word “legend” gets tossed around pretty casually these days, but it does apply to Mike Auldridge, who died of cancer Saturday morning, one day short of his 74th birthday. Mike was a founding member of the Seldom Scene, a band that expanded the reach […]


Mike Auldridge passes

| December 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

We have learned that resonator guitar icon Mike Auldridge passed away this morning at 5:00 a.m. He had been ill for some time, undergoing treatment for cancer. Mike will be remembered as the man who reinvented his instrument, much as Earl Scruggs had his. We will […]


Auldridge, Douglas, Ickes project in the works

| December 19, 2012 | 4 Comments

Listen up, resonator guitar fans! Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes have teamed up to create a new record sure to please slide fans of every kind. It’s a “dobro trio” project, with these three masters picking together in the studio with no additional […]


Mike Auldridge tribute site launched

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mike Auldridge

Rob Ickes has created a new web site to serve as a tribute to the great resonator guitarist Mike Auldridge, who will perform this evening as part of the National Heritage Fellowships Concert in Washington, DC. Mike is among the 2012 Heritage Fellows to be honored […]


Mike Auldridge performs at the NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ace dobro player Mike Auldridge will perform at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowships Concert on Thursday, October 4. Earlier this year the NEA announced the recipients of their prestigious National Heritage Fellowship award; Auldridge is among the nine recipients honoured […]


Album of the Week #27 – John Starling’s Long Time Gone

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

These days, it seems like everyone is putting out a solo project. Much of the time, solo projects are a great way for an artist to showcase his interests in a more personal manner. Often times, solo projects are a labor of love placing the […]


Mike Auldridge, Andy Statman to receive Heritage Fellowships

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The US National Endowment for the Arts has announced that legendary reso-guitarist Mike Auldridge and virtuosic multi-istrumentalist Andy Statman are among the 2012 recipients of a National Heritage Fellowship. This award is meant to recognize a lifetime achievement in folk and traditional arts with a […]


Circa Blue

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

In today’s music world there’s a whole lot more to starting a band than merely getting together with four to five guys, hacking out some tunes, booking, and playing shows. Each band must strive to create their own sound, generate original material, and ultimately find […]


Circa Blue hits the scene

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

West Virginia’s Circa Blue has released a debut, self-titled album featuring the four members of the band with special guests Mike Auldridge and Chris Sexton. Steve Harris is on guitar, Dave Harris on bass, Matt Hickman on banjo and Ron Webb on mandolin. Webb was faced […]